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Community and Industry Leaders Joined Trina Solar to Celebrate New Manufacturing Facility in Wilmer, Texas

WILMER, Texas , December 11 /Businesswire/ - On December 1, Trina Solar, a global leader in smart solar products and energy solutions, hosted a celebration for its new 1.35 million square foot solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility with community members, partners, and local and state officials in Wilmer, Texas. The company is investing more than $200 million in property and equipment and the facility will provide 1,500 local jobs.

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Trina Solar hosted community event at their new PV manufacturing facility in Wilmer, Texas. (Photo: Business Wire)

Trina Solar hosted community event at their new PV manufacturing facility in Wilmer, Texas. (Photo: Business Wire)

The event offered a unique opportunity to network, hear from the Trina team, and get a first look inside the new state-of-the-art facility. The event was attended by over 160 guests and featured keynote speakers, including State Rep. Carl Sherman, D-DeSoto; John Wiley Price, Dallas County Commissioner; Sheila Petta, Wilmer Mayor; Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, President of Dallas College; Steve Modory, Co-Managing Partner of Champion Partners; and Steven Zhu, President of Trina Solar US.

Following this event, Trina attended the City of Wilmer's annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and participated in Wilmer’s Initiative to Spread Hope (WISH) holiday program aimed to support families during the Christmas season by adopting 20 Wilmer Stars, which impacts 20 children.

“We were thrilled to bring together this group of leaders and community members to celebrate our commitment to the City of Wilmer and the clean energy industry,” said Steven Zhu, President of Trina Solar. “This facility represents a significant investment in American manufacturing that will bolster the U.S. solar market in addition to positioning Texas as a leader in the transition to a sustainable future. We are grateful to the City of Wilmer and look forward to the many accomplishments our partnership will bring.”

The facility is expected to be completed in 2024 and, once operational, will produce innovative large power output Vertex modules using the 210mm large size wafer utilizing and manufacturing techniques and technologies pulled from over 26 years of experience.

Quotes from event speakers and partners:

Sheila Petta, Wilmer Mayor

The celebration exemplified the power of partnership and how much stronger this region is with collaboration of unity. And it was gratifying to hear and meet the Trina Solar officials. We are looking forward to continuing to grow our relationships and excited to have the first solar manufacturing facility in the U.S., located in the City of Wilmer.

Steve Modory, Co-Managing Partner, Champion Partners

With just over 1.35 million square feet, Tradepoint 45 West is the largest speculative industrial development ever built in Dallas, much less the State of Texas. While it feels great to build such a unique and large project, it only truly can be considered a success if you can find a company to occupy it; a company like Trina Solar that will make a significant capital investment, that will create thousands of jobs, and that will generate significant tax revenue here locally in Wilmer and Dallas County.

Drew Romans, Vice President, Manufacturing Market, Gray

Gray is extremely proud to partner with Trina Solar on this solar manufacturing assembly plant and warehouse. This project will positively impact the solar industry, the state of Texas, and the American economy, and it was our honor to stand by our friends at Trina for their community event.

About Trina Solar.

Trina Solar was founded in 1997. As a global leading provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules and smart energy solutions, Trina Solar delivers PV products, applications, and services to promote global sustainable development. Trina Solar's mission is to boost global renewable energy development around the world for the benefit of all humanity. To date, Trina Solar has shipped more than 170GW of modules, with shipments of 210mm modules surpassing 90 GW.

Trina Solar has obtained extensive technical and brand recognition from renowned independent institutes worldwide, demonstrating the PV market's strong confidence in Trina’s product value, technological innovation, and financial performance. It has scored 100% in the BNEF Bankability Survey for the past 7 years, has won “Overall Highest Achiever” by RETC for 4 consecutive years, was awarded the highest ranking, AAA, 5 times in a row in the PVTech ModuleTech Bankability Ratings report, and has been awarded “Top Performer” by PVEL for 9 consecutive years.

Trina Solar’s global business footprint has delivered clean energy to more than 160 countries and regions. With its mission of “Solar energy for all,” Trina Solar is committed to working with others to create a net-zero future. For more information, please visit

STORY TAGS: Photo/Multimedia, Other Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Other Manufacturing, Alternative Energy, Energy, Green Technology, Manufacturing, Texas, Business Update, Event, United States, North America,


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